Recombinant Human PDGF-BB (Animal-Free)
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Animal-FreeThis product is produced with no animal derived raw products. All processing and handling employs animal free equipment and animal free protocols.
DescriptionPlatelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF) is an important regulator of cell growth, proliferation, and angiogenesis. PDGF synthesis is induced by IL-1, IL-6, TNF-α, TGF-β and EGF signaling. PDGF functions as a mitogenic growth hormone on cells of mesenchymal lineage, such as smooth muscle and glial cells. PDGF is also stored in the α-granules of platelets and is released upon adherence to traumatized tissues. PDGF is a dimeric glycoprotein formed by two A chains (AA), two B chains (BB), or as a heterodimer with an A and a B chain (AB). The PDGF dimer binds the cell surface receptor tyrosine kinases PDGFR-a and PDGFR-b.
Activity AssayHuman PDGF-BB is fully biologically active when compared to standard. The activity is determined by the proliferation of NIH 3T3 cells and it is typically less than 20 ng/ml. This corresponds to an expected specific activity of 5.0 x 104 units/mg.
AA SequenceMSLGSLTIAE PAMIAECKTR TEVFEISRRL IDRTNANFLV WPPCVEVQRC SGCCNNRNVQ CRPTQVQLRP VQVRKIEIVR KKPIFKKATV TLEDHLACKC ETVAAARPVT
Alternative NamesPlatelet-Derived Growth Factor, GDGF, ODGF, PDGF BB
|Length||110 / 220 aa|
|Molecular Weight||12.4 / 24.9 kDa|
|Purity||≥95% determined by reducing and non-reducing SDS-PAGE|
|Endotoxin Level||≤1.00 EU/μg as measured by kinetic LAL|
|Formulation||Lyophilized from a sterile (0.2 micron) filtered aqueous solution containing 10 mM sodium phosphate, pH 7.5|
|Reconstitution||Centrifuge vial before opening. When reconstituting the product, gently pipet and wash down the sides of the vial to ensure full recovery of the protein into solution. It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized product with sterile water at 0.1 mg/ml, which can be further diluted into other aqueous solutions.|
|Stability and Storage||
12 months from date of receipt when stored at -20°C to -80°C as supplied. 1 month when stored at 4°C after reconstituting as directed. 3 months when stored at -20°C to -80°C after reconstituting as directed.